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Sunday, August 12, 2007
On the Lighter Side
It’s a beautiful Sunday morning here in South Texas. We went to church last night so we’re relaxing this morning. Our daughter is coming here in a little while, and then we are going to meet my Mom and Dad for lunch. Tomorrow is Mom’s 84th birthday, and we are celebrating.

I’ve been thinking deep thoughts (okay semi-deep thoughts) all week so I thought I would do something fun today. Here for your blogging pleasure are some little known facts:

1. Apples not caffeine are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

2. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

3. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

4. There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches in the world.

5. The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.

6. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

7. In ten minutes a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

8. Elephants can’t jump. Every other mammal can.

9. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas. Only female mosquitoes bite.

10. Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better than men.

11. On fifteen April 1912 the SS Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage and over 1,500 people died. Fourteen years earlier a novel was published by Morgan Robertson which seemed to foretell the disaster. The book described a ship the same size as the Titanic which crashes into an iceberg on its maiden voyage on a misty April night. The name of Robertson’s fictional ship was the Titan.

12. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

13. A dragon fly has a life span of 24 hours.

14. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a phone call.

15. Five Jell-0 flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple and chocolate.

16. Venus is the only planet that rotates clock-wise.

17. The first cd pressed in the U.S. was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.”.

18. The average American has two credit cards.

19. The glue on postage stamps in Israel is certified Kosher.

20. A “Jiffy” is actually a unit of time 1/100th of a second.

There you have it. Just think how scintillating your conversation will be when you throw in a few of these gems!!

Have a blessed Sunday,
 
  posted at 10:17 AM
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10 Comments:
At 11:32 AM, Blogger Susie said...

Lots of food for conversation here! I'm not sure my Dad's wife would agree with the mosquito biting one (#9) as she won't touch bananas and got more bites than any of us on our last camping trip!
Happy Birthday to your Mom. Enjoy your celebrating!
xoxo

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger Cyndi said...

Happy, happy birthday to your mom!!! What a special day!

I loved those fact... some I knew, most I didn't. And, I don't know if it would be the same to crunch an apple instead of sip my coffee in the mornings, LOL.

Have a blessed day!

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

How interesting??!!!??!!

I love stuff like this.

I read on a church sign today on the way home from the beach:

Even the biggest, strongest oak tree started out as a nut.

(thought you might like that with your nut facts!)

 
At 6:23 PM, Blogger ZAM said...

hi! it's too bad about the bananas..i just love eating bananas..and i don't like having mosquitoes hanging with me.. lol..thanks for these facts.

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Morning Glory said...

Veddddy intehlesting!! Those were fun.

 
At 8:43 PM, Blogger Ang baylis said...

Hi... I stopped by to read you blog through another blog and before I knew it I ended up here!

These were such interesting facts!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing

Blessings,
Angie xoxo

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger Susanne said...

Happy birthday to your Mom!

Interesting stuff here, Linda. :v)

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger Myrna said...

Learn something every day!

I'm still not giving up my morning coffee!

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Now aren't those some interesting facts! I wonder why the chocolate flavor flopped - I can deal with chocolate jello LOL

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger Gail said...

Well I certainly learned something new here....I really enjoyed reading these. I trying to catch up on my blogging, hope you have a great vacation. BE BLESSED:-)

 

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